Alex Arabian is a film critic, journalist, and freelance filmmaker. His work has been featured in the San Francisco Examiner, AwardsCircuit.com, and PopMatters.com. His favorite film is Edward Scissorhands. It goes without saying that not all films are good, per se, but he believes that he owes the artists contributing to the medium film analyses that are insightful, well-informed, and respectful to craft. Check out more of his work on makingacinephile.com!
We spoke with the director & star of THE PIRATES OF SOMALIA, Bryan Buckley and Barkhad Abdi, about making the film and their futures.
The Pirates of Somalia is a fantastic adaptation of its non-fiction source material, including a commendable performance from Evan Peters.
With verisimilitude, outstanding acting from its central and supporting cast, and sentient multifaceted perspectives, Wonder succeeds.
We were able to talk with Hanna Böhman, subject of the documentary Fear Us Women and a prominent fighter in the conflict in Syria.
Fear Us Women takes us on a journey alongside the all-female Kurdish armed forces fighting ISIS, and it's a gut-wrenching first-hand account.
Heal is a documentary for everyone, whether one considers themselves an optimist, pessimist, believer in a higher power, atheist, or otherwise.
Justice League has its flaws, but is outweighed by its superb direction, decent dialogue and the bonding of its heroes throughout.
Mayhem is a culmination of film, art, historical and current affairs references, genre juxtapositions, and effective stylized filmmaking.
In this in-depth analysis of the revelations of abuse of women in Hollywood, we consider how we got here, and what we can do.